Love Songs [Columbia Portrait Cover]

Love Songs [Columbia Portrait Cover]

by Billie HolidayBillie Holiday


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Billie Holiday sang plenty of love songs throughout her career, yet it still seems a little odd to have a Holiday collection entitled Love Songs, mainly because her love songs were never quite so simple. And that's part of the problem here -- Holiday's art may be too rich for audiences who just want a collection of love songs like this. It's better to hear her in the context of her original sessions, but this remains a pretty good sampler of love songs from her Columbia recordings. If you want just a taste of her work, or are looking for a sultry, romantic album from Holiday, this isn't a bad bet -- just be forewarned that this is designed with casual fans in mind.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646485323
catalogNumber: 64853
Rank: 115512


  1. All of Me
  2. You Go to My Head
  3. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  4. My Man
  5. The Very Thought of You
  6. Easy Living
  7. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  8. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  9. Them There Eyes
  10. Night and Day
  11. The Man I Love
  12. Me, Myself and I
  13. The Way You Look Tonight
  14. If You Were Mine
  15. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  16. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Holiday   Primary Artist,Leader,Vocals
Chuck Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Count Basie   Piano,Leader
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Casey   Guitar
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
John Kirby   Bass
Gene Krupa   Drums
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Lester Young   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Eddie Barefield   Alto Saxophone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Benny Morton   Trombone
Vido Musso   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Sampson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Ken Kersey   Piano
Walter Page   Bass
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Herschel Evans   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
George Hunt   Trombone
Edward Lewis   Trumpet
Dan Minor   Trombone
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Kenneth Hollon   Tenor Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins   Alto Saxophone
Prince Robinson   Clarinet
Jimmy Sherman   Piano
Jimmy McLin   Guitar
Stanley Payne   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Bob Moore   Trumpet
Margaret Johnson   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Producer,Reissue Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Delfeayo Marsalis   Liner Notes
Mark Wilder   Producer,Reissue Producer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Josephine DiDonato   Art Direction
Jacques Charles   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer

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